Microsoft prepares Fable Heroes for big reveal

The annual Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco is traditionally a good time for big reveals, but it looks like Microsoft may have let a cat out of the bag a little early this year.

The hardware giant has uploaded information about Fable Heroes to the Xbox Live Marketplace, the first time we’ve heard much about the new game from Lionhead.

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Fable Heroes was apparently first revealed – very quietly – last week during the company’s Spring 2012 Showcase, where Microsoft also showed off the game in action.

Information on the game is currently pretty scant, but the assortment of screenshots shows a four-player co-op brawler, with doll-like cartoon graphics rather than the more realistic style traditionally associated with Fable.

Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to 4 players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Kinect for Xbox 360.

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The inclusion of Kinect functionality is interesting, and the game itself looks like it could be a bit of fun – even though it seems remarkably different from previous titles in the franchise. Stay tuned, we’re predicting more information about Fable Heroes out by the end of the week.

Thanks to VG247 for spotting that one!

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